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the week's top stories are from r t palestine moves up in the international arena becoming a un recognized observer state which could allow it to pursue israel over claims of war crimes. egypt is heading deeper into chaos after the country's top court halted all work in protest over being blocked from ruling on the new constitution is comes amid a public outrage triggered by president morsi self-imposed powers. plus watching this space there are more wiki leaks on the way joining us on promises more ground shaking of revelations next year the talks are taking.
and broadcasting live from our studios in central moscow this is r.t. certainly glad to have you with us and the palestinians moved a step closer to being fully recognized as independent the u.n. voted to upgrade the administration's diplomatic status to a nonmember observer state our middle east correspondent policy or reports now on how the move may signal a change in the way the world sees israeli actions. it might have been a foregone conclusion but that didn't dampen the jubilation on the streets of palestine. overwhelming support for upgraded palestinian state has to a nonmember observer state in the un one hundred fifty eight voting in favor nine against look at me forty one abstentions it's an important political and legal victory to hold israel accountable in a practical way. it's
a violation of the national law it's a violation of the rights of the palestinian people especially on the expansion of illegal search provides palestinians can now apply to join the international criminal court and other global organizations giving them better bargaining chips in dealing with israel but it came at a price within hours tel aviv announced it was building three thousand more homes in the west bank a sure sign that the situation on the ground won't change overnight does it's not a step forward it's a step aside or even you know a step. berkut it's really a pity the international community gives hand to this violation the us was also quick to cast a cloud over the palestinian party mood the unfortunate and counterproductive resolution at the united nations general assembly that just passed today's grand pronouncements will soon fade and the palestinian people will wake up tomorrow and
find that little about their lives has changed but washington's unflinching support for tel aviv has separated from some of its longtime allies in the un more and more countries are turning their back on decades of negotiations that have led nowhere what has changed has been the continual failure of the us controlled so-called peace process to lead to any kind of end to occupation and what i think was the catalyst here is that political pressure on other matters in on the palestinian authority from their own population from their own people who were saying you know what we've had twenty one years of failed diplomacy we're not looking for twenty two we want something different and that's something means a real shift in policy first and foremost the consensus on the international stage is that israel needs to stop building settlements deemed illegal by the un as.
certainly the international community you know is a whore's. a provocation which you knows of course. so called. it was mitchell more than a year ago that palestinian president mahmoud abbas came to the un in a bid for statehood since then tel aviv and washington's approach to the middle east conflict has gained them an ever shrinking minority of supporters the irony is that the bid was passed on the watches of israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his rightwing foreign minister avigdor lieberman it was last year that even boasted in the united nations that the moral majority of waste in states was with israel now turns out he was wrong and whether israel once it or not it's increasingly clear that something needs to give policy r.t. . earlier israeli college lecturer miri eisin told my colleague kevin owen that thursday's un move was directed against israel. the majority of israelis including
the scudder move by the way has stated clearly that they'd like to see palestine independent both of us understand that there is a difference between saying palestine independent and doing it on your own with the united nations without israel as a partner as if saying that the impediment is just the state that's here let's do this hand in hand without negotiations without us as a partner to do a one sided to impose it on israel and they feel the strong need to give a response as an israeli i can say that has to do with domestic politics personally i don't necessarily adhere to that step i think you've heard a lot of criticism here in israel in linking it in such a way but that is also about politics but of course his or maybe not helping the matter could be said on top of the announcement of the settlements of israel is also announced is now going to hold over a hundred million dollars of aid to the palestinians to pay back debts to israeli companies is that really an option when of course you've got the world's largest refugee population. on your doorstep well that refugee population is something that
needs to be taken care of in any case but i'm looking at these as part of the last four years the decision that was made on thursday from my point of view as an israeli who was anti israel not just pro palestinian i want to see something which is a win win situation one that's both pro palestinian that goes towards an independent state not just in rhetoric no not just in declarations but in actuality and to do so those same palestinians kevin how to come back to the negotiation table for the last four years they have refused to do so they've refused time and again and we're all aware of that it was one of the main reasons that the forty states who did abstain from the vote on thursday did so because of that rejection of israel it isn't just about being pro palestine it's also about accepting israel here and that's where we need to go the gyptian is are supposed to decide on their new constitution in two weeks but if last week was anything to go by it will not be
easy there was widespread anger as the president granted himself sweeping new powers supreme court judges could not rule on the legitimacy of the draft charter after supporters of mohamed morsi stopped them entering the chamber the court has now suspended its work indefinitely in protest party's time barton is in cairo. rist returns to the streets after the revolution that toppled hosni mubarak after the election that brought in mohamed morsi egypt is in turmoil once again these round the clock protests have been going on for a week now that resembles early two thousand and eleven when hosni mubarak was removed from power but that was nearly two years ago shouldn't the revolution of the end did i know the mood on top risk where it became defiant again after last week's to creep where president morsi meaning his decisions would face new legal challenge we had that evolution to get rid of a tyrant a dictator if. the order to that. we made elections and rid
of illusion and with elections to choose someone to the present us and turned out that this guy is also a tyrant himself however morsi claims his new powers are only temporary he nor any of that the two in the world to. be will tell you it is a temporary thing it is full immersion see it told us the serious the same thing city is a war on the president obama and we stayed under emergency rule for seventy years opponents say egypt's new constitution is too islamist and could set the country on the road to religious dictatorship but some sections of society are keen to show their support for morsi and their scorn for judges who would block the constitution and i'm here to support the president morsi for those open might it be for them is open for the constitutional court. or most of us knows that since it is the most it is that they got elected by the people when it was that they fired for his failure
the rifts in society are undeniable and perhaps more even than or for a tarion ism is fair is that chaos will tear apart any games made by the revolution this is something new in egypt that's why it's it's more city thing in a way where you find that people are facing each other in the streets in the ministrations and facing that type of violence from islamic groups egypt's president its government its courts its very constitution are now matters of heated debate one of the few things most egyptians do seem to agree on after the long night of mubarak a new day is proving inducive tom barton party. julian assange is promising some new shocking revelations to rival the hundreds of thousands of secret diplomatic cables published by wiki leaks two years ago the editor of the whistle blowing web site also claims the us is becoming a totalitarian state with the help of social media you can see the full interview want to. web site r t dot com. the problem is that all the time
everyone nearly everything they do on the internet is permanently recorded every web search to know what you were thinking one here two days three months ago and you don't know but google knows it remembers the national security agency intercepts request if it flowed over u.s. border it knows there will be. a national security agency whistleblower who was the research head of the national security agency's signals intelligence division describes this as turning key to tell it terrorism that all the infrastructure has been built for absolute totalitarianism it's just a matter of turning the key and actually the case has already been turned a little bit and it's now affecting people who are targeted for us drone strikes organizations like wiki leaks. national security reporters who are having their sources investigated is already partly turned and you know the question is would we
would go all the way. election turnout has tumbled in kuwait and it seems that the opposition boycott has paid off in a few minutes we'll tell you why changing the rules has enraged the voters. looking at some dorks you simply do not believe they come speak and goodness how they can wrong. it's an international sled dog race with those driving the dogs. coming from as far away as a strength in canada and the u.s. they come to russia and everybody is so very friendly they welcomed me with open arms and the scenery is. very much like
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you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm trying hard bargain. big picture. and recapping the week's top stories live from moscow this is our team with the weekly question of back in kuwait pro-government candidates have won the lion's share of seats in parliament after saturday's election but the islamist led
opposition which boycott of the vote claims the turnout was as low as twenty six percent dismissing the lawmaking body as illegitimate the opposition has vowed to continue their protests until the u.s. backed monarchy dissolved parliament parties reports from the gulf state voting in kuwait highly controversial elections may be over but the battle over the country's political future has only just begun lots of new faces in the newly elected parliament which is deemed to be far more government friendly than the previous assembly but that is because the opposition didn't want any candidates you know boycott of the vote that protest was deemed to be a success with the fischel estimates of placing voter turnout at roughly thirty nine percent in stark contrast to the sixty percent voter turnout that we've seen in the last three elections in this country the opposition claims the turnout was in fact much lower i mean it's obvious the new body is illegitimate in fact they told the new assembly on constitutional according to the popular committee for
boycotting election vote the new body doesn't represent the majority of the fleet people and has lost popular and political legitimacy the question is of course whether the opposition is now going to take its battle to the streets and whether the monarchy will respond with a heavy hand now what happens here in kuwait has implications far beyond the country's borders as an opec member any sort of on arrest is bound to have an effect on world oil prices the country also serves as a hub for the pentagon's ground forces with thousands of them. american combat troops stationed here as a military actually true the gulf monarchies as a whole have been struggling to stave off the effects of the arab spring with varying degrees of success kuwait is largely seen as the most tolerant country but the worry is that trend could be reversed over the past few months the country has seen increasingly violent school leaving protests between the opposition and security forces with the latter using tear gas stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse crowds political parties are banned as are political gatherings of more
than twenty people and activists are claiming of a clampdown against dissent here in this country authorities did not allow thousands of opposition demonstrators to gather in a largely peaceful rally on friday of course the coming weeks are bound to test the limits of the government's tolerance as well as the self control of the opposition what happens here in kuwait could very well write the next chapter of the arab spring you see caffein of parties who wait explosions in syria's western city of homes have killed at least fifteen people and left more than thirty injured the blasts happened near a mosque and a stadium witnesses say there were two separate car bomb attacks it is fear the number of dead could rise with many of the wounded in a critical condition this comes amid reports that syrian warplanes have hit rebel targets in the suburbs of damascus where fighting between militias and regime troops has been raging for a month. gruesome footage has emerged apparently showing syrian rebels killing ten
prisoners as they pleaded for their lives one of the gunmen is heard referencing the al qaeda linked nusra front which has been behind several suicide attacks in the country meanwhile internet and phone access across syria was cut off for two days and while the opposition widely blamed the assad government for the information blockade after kennings and says it primarily benefited those backing the rebel militias you have a massive problem we have this problem going to get. which is the skewing of information coming out of the country the syrian observatory for human rights was responsible for a lot of the usual bogus claims that allowed the west to sort of justify the backing of the free syrian army terrorist groups the leaders of our western countries particularly nato countries or encouraging the syrian terrorist rebels guerrillas whatever you want to call them to really accelerate the bloodbath in that country because in the eyes of washington of london the bigger the blood out
the quicker they can have reaching just a report just came out this week with a supplying satellite units to rebels rebel groups terrorist groups essentially in syria so they can communicate while the internet is down the country there was a niche initially sold in the media in places like the washington post a move by the assad government possibly to shut down rebel communications but actually upon further investigation it looks like it's possible that actually the combination of the united states operatives and the syrian rebels could actually be behind the bringing down the internet and the reason is is because if the blood escalates in that country the last thing that the west wants is any reports coming out on the internet of actual rebel terrorist atrocities in that country and across these that we've seen quite a bit of recently. a lot on our website we have more on what is happening in syria
including how france could be about to start funding militant groups some of which are associated with al qaeda. britain's free press discovered it could face its toughest regulation in three hundred years across the line when some papers were caught hacking with the voice mails of welty celebrities and a murder victim polly boycott reports on the inquiry that exposed the seedy relationship between the paper's police and politicians. revelations that the bristles process. phone hacking sparked a wave of public revulsion and kicked off one of the biggest media scandals the u.k. has seen yes at times it threatened not just the streets. but downing street as well as the allegations went all the way to the heart the british government to douse the flames number ten ordered the creation of the leveson inquiry in order to investigate the claims and now two years in the making after
a chorus line of celebrity witnesses and millions in taxpayers' money the leveson report damning about the press and heavily critical of both the police and the government thought it says was their cozy relationship with the media cameron has been shown with hunt to have been actually batting for the murdoch empire was part of all of this so you know i think that you know there needs to be a bit more of a focus on the five years of the police to actually to do anything about these criminal acts lord leveson his recommendation it's the highest standards of self-regulation by the press in forced by legislation and that's what critics fear could stifle the already declining newspaper industry and deal a huge blow to the freedom of the press in the u.k. is that any way in which you can be a little bit censored or a little bit monitored and most people say no with britain now in the midst of a post leveson hangover it's the country's two top politicians who are likely to be
the most embarrassed david cameron might be suffering from some uncomfortable flashbacks back in october the prime minister promised to support the leveson recommendations as long as they want bunkers cut to last week i have serious concerns and misgivings on this recommendation they break down into issues of principle practicality and but david cameron's change of heart regarding the inquiries findings were because. in him half the headache that nick clegg might be noticing at the moment the liberal democrat deputy prime minister used to talk about liberal democracy a labor prepossessed as will be will be remembered as the government who took your freedoms away we want to be remembered as the ones who gave them but not anymore here he is off to leveson published their report i have always said that i would support lord justice leveson reforms providing they are proportionate and workable
and i will come on to why i believe that is the case as far as the reports corporate core proposal is concerned namely a tougher system of self-regulation supported by new independent checks recognised in law recent polls suggest that over two thirds of britons have little or no faith in the newspaper industry anymore and with revelations about the strong links between the police the politicians and the media it's not only trust in fleet street that when dealing i think going to be the word you know obviously we've been very worried about murdoch and his press for some time but i think it's always going on between should keep an eye on it and be aware of it. with opinions raging for and against new legislation it's turning into a no win situation for those in power by questioning the results of the inquiry david cameron looked to his critics like he abandoned the victims of media intrusion for some good press which is what got the government in trouble in the
first place polly boy k r t london well up ahead of the raw between moscow and helsinki over the seizure of russian it children by finnish social services. wedge issues do just what their name implies they get between people and drive them apart like a wedge and these issues seem to always take the forefront in the media things like abortion gun rights marijuana legalization and the weather well the weather isn't really a wedge issue but people sure talk about it way too much there's only so much room in the national discourse and these wage issues just eat up all of the time and attention but the thing is that there's a little so they go the tenth amendment you know the one that says that any powers that are specifically delegated the federal government are reserved for the states
and last time i checked the constitution doesn't have a special weed clause saying that marijuana has to be an all or nothing a national proposal and that goes for abortion and most of the wedge issues also there's a simple answer all these wedge issues just left the states make up their own ma ains but then again without wedge issues what would the mainstream media have to distract us with but that's just my opinion. question is that so much about the taxpayers' money minting ization is a lot of people are hearing with an ever first world media is fond of the dramatic from water wars when it comes to describing the future management of global water resources. the gold fever. turns thousands into slaves. my father but also among brother involved in the
alliance and since i started working in amman i stated i look a. bit more to nationals. maybe the cash cow to be milked dry and if i think that in this country gold medal logie has an environmental cost which is unacceptable to local business was labeled illegal and controlled by criminals you know in order to protect our lives our families and to work in peace . most almost but we are forced to pay protection to illegal groups what price is colombia going to pay. for the for the modest effect on r.t. . wealthy british style.
markets why not. come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with max conjure for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kaiser report. for a child to be taken from the following something really serious an extraordinary must happen. social services here or a new way course when the finnish system has decided something there is nothing that can be done it's not a mistake about him it's just how they want. don't take away
a child without reason a child does not belong to his parents but to the states. when they bore me here the policeman asked me many times does your mum abuse you said no you didn't. you know i've recently been to stony a and brought in town a present i always bring him some presents candies sweets from his tonia which. the russians. this brief packing ritual means the weekend has begun. it's also a time for celebration she's going to see her son. at weekends they make me an appointment either on saturday or unsanitized not with the subject
so i take the strain. overall it takes me one day to get there meet with anton and return. nothing if not you need under supervision and spent three hours together with it but there are supervisors and an interpreter present at the meeting on their behalf so they can write ok for us last week yeah that it takes two hours by train to reach poetry on the west coast of finland from temporary in the south even this link fee journey there was enough to tell the entire story of three people at olds with two countries in the mid ninety's. from finland they were in a relationship for some time before getting married they lived together for ten years then they divorced. after about nine months after palmer and i got divorced and tun was born on october the second two thousand and three.